US Rep. Ayanna Pressley today endorsed Michelle Wu for mayor.
Pressley, who served with both Wu and Annissa Essaibi George on the Boston City Council, said:
I’ve worked closely with Michelle Wu for nearly a decade. Michelle has a passion for service and a vision for our city that is grounded in her own lived experience and belief in the transformative potential of policy. At this pivotal moment in our city’s history, we need bold leadership - that’s why I’m so proud to endorse Michelle’s candidacy for Mayor. I look forward to continuing to work alongside her to tackle the entrenched challenges of racial, social, economic, healthcare, and environmental injustice facing our communities.
Like Wu, Pressley is originally from Chicago. And her endorsement comes the day after Essaibi George played the Boston-native card saying yes, it matters that Wu was born in Chicago, not in Boston.
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